Part of Split University to Move into New Campus

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The University of Split is on the move.

“Technical inspection of the building of three faculties at University Campus – Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology and Faculty of Maritime Studies – is in the final stages. We expect to soon receive the document confirming the technical suitability of the building”, said Marko Rosić, vice-rector of the University in charge of logistics, information infrastructure and optimization, reports Slobodna Dalmacija on October 17 2015.

According to him, during the last month finishing works and tests have been completed. Even the garage has been cleaned and the traffic signs put up. “The university administration is now working to secure the necessary funds for equipping parts of the building which are yet to be equipped. Also, in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, we are securing funds for equipping the restaurant in the adjacent student dormitory for students who will attend classes in the building of three faculties”, added the vice-rector.

The construction of the key educational facility at the University Campus began in 2008 when then science minister Dragan Primorac marked the beginning of construction works. Students of three academic institutions were to move into the new premises during the academic year 2010/2011, but the main contractor “Konstruktor-Inženjering” ran into financial problems. This summer, deputy science minister Roko Andričević said that the students will finally move into the new building during this academic year, since the issues with the contractor have been settled out of court.

“We are preparing to move from Tesla Street. In order to equip the laboratories, the University has applied for European funds with the project “Functional Integration of the University Through the Development of Research Infrastructure in the Building of Three Faculties”. In that way, we would integrate research and teaching activities, which would raise our efficiency. Our students almost every day have to travel to Kaštel Sućurac, where we have done our laboratory work for many years. That is a big problem in the daily organization of teaching activities. In the new building, we will have about thirty laboratories and a dozen classrooms, which is more than we have now”, said Igor Jerković, dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Technology.


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